It was Pakistan's 472nd and Sri Lanka's 324th match
in ODIs.It was the 81st meeting between these two sides. The
record now reads: Pakistan 51, Sri Lanka 27, tied 1, abandoned 2.Umpires SK Bansal and AV Jayaprakash were officiating in
their 26th and ninth match respectively.Wasim Akram was playing his 50th match against Sri Lanka.
He became third player after Salim Malik and Mohammad Azharuddin
(53 each) to do so.The wicket of Saeed Anwar was 17th for Sanath Jayasuriya in Asia Cup matches. He now holds the record of capturing most wickets in Asia Cup alongwith Pakistan's Abdul Qadir.Moin Khan scored his eighth fifty in his 176th match. He reached his fifty off just 30 balls, which is the joint fourth fastest fifty in the final of a tournament. The details:
- It was the 1602nd ODI in cricket history.
Balls Batsman (Score) Countries Venue Date Tournament
17 ST Jayasuriya (76) SL v Pak Singapore 07-04-1996 Singer Cup
21 BL Cairns (52) NZ v Aus Melbourne 13-02-1983 World Series
28 SR Tendulkar (124*) Ind v Zim Sharjah 13-11-1998 Champions Trophy
30 SR Tendulkar (67) Ind v Pak Dhaka 11-01-1998 Independence Cup
30 Moin Khan (56*) Pak v SL Dhaka 07-06-2000 Asia Cup
Note: Cairns' and Tendulkar's (on 11-01-1998) performances came in the
second and first final of the best of the three finals respectively.Moin's fifty is also the joint fifth fastest by a wicketkeeper in ODIs.
Australia's Wayne Philips holds the record of completing fifty in least number
of balls by a wicketkeeper taking only 26 balls to do so during his knock of
53 against New Zealand at Wellington on 26-03-1986. The accompanying table
lists the fastest ODI fifties by `keepers in ODIs :
Marvan Atapattu scored his fourth hundred in his 96th match.
He thus equalled Roshan Mahanama's and Arjuna Ranatunga's tally of hundreds
for Sri Lanka. Now only Aravinda DeSilva (11) and Sanath Jayasuriya (8) have
scored more ODI hundreds for Sri Lanka than Atapattu.Marvan Atapattu on 63,completed his 3000 runs in ODIs. He was playing his
96th match and 92nd match. Atapattu became seventh Sri Lankan and 62nd batsman
in ODI history to do so.Atapattu now has a amazing run in ODIs. His last seven innings in ODIs read
as 119*,57,77,41*,42,62 and 100.Kaluwitharana was getting out without scoring for the 19th time in his
139th match - most for Sri Lanka. He was previously at level with Arjuna Ranatunga. Having equalled Pakistan's Salim Malik's tally of ducks, Kaluwitharana is now inching towards another Pakistan's Wasim Akram's record of most ducks in a career. Wasim has 23 ducks from 306 matches on his name.The duck was Muralitharan's seventh against Pakistan. He has now
achieved the dubious distinction of aggregating most ducks in a
career against Pakistan alongwith West Indian Gus Logie.Pakistan was winning Asia Cup for the first time. Infact it was
the first occasion when Pakistan was playing in the Asia Cup final.
Pakistan has now won all major ODI tournaments.The victory was Pakistan's 18th title win in ODIs (in
tournaments consisting of three or more teams). Pakistan has now
equalled Australia's tally of tournament wins in ODIs (excluding 1994-95
Benson & Hedges WSC).At the end of the tournament:
Balls `Keeper (Score) Countries Venue Date
26 WB Phillips (53) Aus v NZ Wellington 26-03-1986
29 IDS Smith (51*) NZ v Eng Auckland 16-02-1991
29 A Flower (53) Zim v SL Harare 18-12-1999
30 Rashid Latif (50) Pak v Ind Sharjah 15-04-1996
30 Moin Khan (56*) Pak v SL Dhaka 07-06-2000
Pakistan's overall ODI record: played 472, won 246, lost 210, tied 6 and
Sri Lanka's overall ODI record: played 324, won 123, lost 185, tied 2
and abandoned 14.
India's overall ODI record: played 445, won 199, lost 225, tied 3 and
Bangladesh's overall ODI record: played 40, won 3, lost 37.